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What's in a name? For meat alternatives, quite a lot

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Proponents call it "slaughter-free," or "clean" meat. For many in the traditional meat industry, it is simply "fake." One thing is certain: the battle over what to call the emerging alternatives to meat, whether made from plant or animal cells, is far from settled. For animal cell-based products, "there is… Read

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Where to eat the fluffiest souffle pancakes in Tokyo

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In Japanese, the act of putting amazing-looking food on Instagram to make your friends mouth-wateringly jealous is called, very appropriately, ‘food terrorism’. One of the heavy hitters in gourmet social media posts in recent times is souffle pancakes. Any picture that contains a stack of these fluffy treats is guaranteed… Read

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How a monolingual Australian chef is thriving in Niigata

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One of just a handful of "gaijin" chefs in the entire Niigata Prefecture, Josh Nicholls summed up the appeal of his restaurant with three simple words: “I’m an Australian.” Nicholls is an imposing man – tall with a bit of a belly. He has forearms thicker than the average Japanese… Read

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Häagen-Dazs Japan recommends ice cream with tomato and avocado

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Being the eminently intelligent individuals that we are, we were pretty confident we’d figured out the ideal process for eating ice cream: put the spoon in the ice cream, then put the spoon in your mouth. But the key to a fulfilling life is always keeping your mind open to new… Read

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7 convenience store items for vegetarians in Japan

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The reality of being a vegetarian in Japan set in on my first day in the country. At the welcome party for all newly-arriving prefectural ALTs, the main dish was meat, which was to be expected — but the edamame, fish, and salad were all coated in a strong fish-flavored… Read

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TripAdvisor Japan releases latest edition of 'Top 20 Best Breakfast Hotels in Japan 2019'

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What’s the main factor that you consider when getting ready to book a hotel for your travels? The location, price, and convenience are all common choices, but today we encourage you to focus on one less common factor–the quality of the establishment’s breakfast. On April 23, TripAdvisor Japan released their… Read

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Cook your own pink Hello Kitty noodles with Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen set

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We love ramen in all forms and colors, but what happens when Hello Kitty becomes the theme for a ramen product? Well now we know — we get an adorable pink bowl of noodles! Of course, our beloved feline character is no stranger to being turned into delicious foods, and this time, she’s teamed… Read

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Water mochi is magical but this Yamanashi sweets shop has all your Japanese favorites

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Although wagashi (traditional Japanese confections) can be found across the country, there are few locations as renowned as a shop called Kinseiken Daigahara. Located in the serene little town of Hokuto in Yamanashi Prefecture, it has one confectionery that goes like hot cakes — but in this case — like water cakes.… Read

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Can’t decide what to order at Starbucks? Use this handy guide to pick a Frappuccino

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As the days are getting warmer, we’re starting to crave something cold, and for that you can’t go wrong with Starbucks’ delightful lineup of sweet, icy Frappuccinos. But how do you know which one to try when they all look so darn good? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our… Read

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R PIZZA: Flavorful and creative custom-made pizzas

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Crisp Inc, the company which operates Crisp Salad Works, has opened a casual pizza restaurant in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills. R stands for rectangle — the shape of its pizzas. All basic ingredients are home-made, from the crust, to the bacon, Italian sausages, and even the pineapples are cut freshly, not… Read

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